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Italy are the first nation to qualify for the knockout phase of the tournament.
We have known since Wednesday, and new selections could follow suit as of today.
We are thinking in particular of our Belgian neighbors, who will meet the Danes at the end of the afternoon, five days after Christian Eriksen's heart failure.
Find daily all the information you need to know about this competition that the Blues dream of winning, three years after their world title.
What happened yesterday
This tightens in Group B. Thanks to their victory over Finland (0-1), Russia has joined its opponent in the standings but also temporarily Belgium, which challenges Denmark this evening. The "Sbornaïa" came close to the entry knockout (3rd), but Joel Pohjangalo's goal was invalidated after resorting to video assistance in arbitration (VAR), which signaled an offside. Russia then took control of operations and ended up taking the advantage with a superb curling left-handed Aleksey Miranchuk before the break. For Finland, this defeat marks a halt after the victory against Denmark (1-0) and condemns it to the feat against the Red Devils on Monday in its last group match.
In Group A, however, things are much clearer. With two defeats, Turkey is already almost eliminated. The performance was a little more digestible against Wales (0-2), but in Baku (Azerbaijan) and under the eyes of President Erdogan, Burak Yilmaz and his men suffered too much against Gareth Bale, author of two assists and a missed penalty. “I am responsible for this, the players are responsible for their performance, but the result is my responsibility. I do not want to say anything against my players, because we did not know how to develop the game we wanted, ”regretted the Turkish coach Senol Gunes.
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operation for Wales!
👉 2-0 victory against Turkey with goals signed Ramsey and Roberts
➡️ The 1/8 finals are getting closer for the Dragons
😳 The Turks are on the verge of elimination ... https: //t.co/pUB083NRvo
- beIN SPORTS (@beinsports_FR) June 16, 2021
Italy, always so exciting and inspired, easily won its ticket to the knockout stages of the Euro by suffocating Switzerland (3-0) on Wednesday in Rome thanks in particular to a double from Manuel Locatelli, luxury replacement for the l 'absent Marco Verratti.
“Switzerland are a strong team, it was a difficult game.
We could have scored earlier, but it is well deserved, said coach Roberto Mancini.
We played well, we wanted to win at all costs (…) We dedicate this victory to everyone, to all those who are suffering at the moment.
The program of the day
3 p.m. (beIN Sports 1) Ukraine-North Macedonia
No match will be broadcast on a free channel in France this Thursday, June 16.
If we could expect it in absolute terms for this Ukraine-North Macedonia, it is a little more annoying for the other two.
It will be a decisive duel for a possible 3rd qualifying place in Group C between two nations defeated in their first match.
6 p.m. (beIN Sports 1) Denmark-Belgium
The tenth minute of this match promises to be full of emotions.
The 22 players will stop running on the lawn of the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, where four days earlier Danish captain Eriksen suffered from heart failure.
“After ten minutes of the game, we will put the ball in touch to applaud.
Several players from our region have played with him but tomorrow (Thursday) we will be there to win this game which promises to be difficult, ”said Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku.
The Red Devils will want to ensure their qualification, Denmark to recover from their traumatic loss to Finland.
Injured in the Champions League final, Kevin de Bruyne could come into play on Thursday.
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9 p.m. (beIN Sports 1) Netherlands-Austria
The Batavians can also join Squadra Azzurra if successful.
However, beware of David Alaba's men, North Macedonian killers with forceps (3-1).
“We want to impose our game, show our character, our personality.
You could see that we are hungry, ”said the Austrian captain on Sunday.
The band in Memphis Depay is warned if they do not want to experience the same fear as against Ukraine (3-2) when they had the game in hand 15 minutes from the end.
The blue point
The France team landed in Budapest at 7.47 p.m. last night.
Under a blazing sun, the France team had trained one last time in Germany at the Bayern Munich campus, at 3 p.m., to adapt to the schedule of its meeting against Hungary on Saturday.
The 15 replacements from France-Germany were entitled to a full session.
The others were satisfied with a scrub.
The player who made us dream: Manuel Locatelli
Thanks to his double against Switzerland (2-0), the 23-year-old midfielder is now the tournament's co-top scorer with Cristiano Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku, Patrik Schick… and his colleague Ciro Immobile.
The jewel of Sassuolo first concluded with his right foot an action he had initiated from his camp with a superb reversal of volley play.
The number 5 of the selection then put the stadium Olimpico of Rome in the pocket thanks to a clear cross strike at the entrance of the surface.
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🗨️ Manuel Locatelli: 'Very proud!
It's an amazing group, I'm proud to be a part of it '' pic.twitter.com/zctCjXgbYp
- beIN SPORTS (@beinsports_FR) June 16, 2021
The sentence to remember: "Tonight, I am the happiest of the Welsh"
“Tonight I'm the happiest Welshman, so proud to be a part of it.
The staff also deserve a lot of recognition for what we have done.
We have a lot of players who are not club members and what makes them raise their level like that?
The coat of arms on the jersey?
That must be it.
When you see spirit, camaraderie, you can't buy it.
They created that, there is a group of executives who take care of young people and young people who push the executives, it's very healthy environment ”.
The statement is from Welsh coach Robert Page, already qualified with four points in two games.
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A video to finish.
We will offer you after each match of the France team a decoding of a key moment of the meeting of the Blues.
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